kids adidas originals Carey Tunnel to be closed nightly through 2018 for Sandy repair work
One tube of the Hugh L. Carey Tunnel (formerly known as the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel) will be closed every week night beginning Monday to repair damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, according to MTA Bridges and Tunnels.
In addition, there will be weekend long closures of one tube at least once a month. Monday. Monday.
During all of these closures, the remaining tube will provide one lane of traffic in each direction.
The work is part of a four year, $282.5 million contract that was awarded to Tully Construction Co. in December to make permanent repairs to the tunnel, which was flooded with some 60 million gallons of water during Hurricane Sandy on Oct. 29, 2012.
The Sandy restoration work will be coupled with some previously planned capital improvement projects in an effort to get the projects completed quickly and more efficiently.
“Not only will this project restore and improve the tunnel, it will increase the level of resiliency against future weather events,
” said Jim Ferrara, MTA Bridges and Tunnels president.
The resiliency measures in the project include installing submersible drainage pumps at tunnel pump rooms in Manhattan, Brooklyn and at Governors Island, and elevating various electrical control system components to reduce their vulnerability to flooding.
The restoration work includes replacing lighting, tunnel wall tiles and the drainage pump system; making concrete repairs; installing new LED lights; rehabilitating curbs and gutters,
and repaving the tunnel roadways.